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Philadelphia Phillies: 10 Trade Options to Keep Them at the Top
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The Philadelphia Phillies won both ends of a doubleheader on Wednesday to improve to 43-26. They are beginning to cushion their lead in the National East as they now sit five games ahead of the Atlanta Braves who are their closest competitors.

While teams like the Cleveland Indians and Florida Marlins played over their heads in the early-going, the Phillies have been the model of consistency. They have battled through a myriad of injuries and an anemic offense and finally seem to be "hitting" their stride.

The Phillies have shown us in the past that they are a second-half team. Usually their bat's start to heat up during the summer swells.

Ruben Amaro has openly stated that the Phillies will not make any moves at the trade deadline. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com reported that the Phillies are right at the luxury tax threshold and that is something that the ownership will not allow their bankrolls to surpass.

Let's take Amaro's words with a grain of salt. It seems like he has been watching too many Andy Reid press conferences and he has become very good at hiding his intentions.

Ruben Amaro has shown that he is not afraid of acquiring the big fish at the deadline. Who could the Phillies add that would fit into their budget and make a difference?

Here are the Philadelphia Phillies top 10 trade moves to bring home another World Series.

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